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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the presi
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
is shaping up. as we reported this week, president obama has a healthy lead in some battleground states, but a new nbc poll shows the race much tighter in others. tracie potts is live on capitol hill with a look at where the race stands this morning. good morning. >> reporter: laura, good morning. we're talking nevada, new hampshire and north carolina. these new polls by nbc, the nbc/wall street journal polls find that president obama has a very slim lead, only 2 percentage points within the margin of error in north carolina and out west there in nevada. but in new hampshire, which is the home state for mitt romney, he's got a home there, it's right next door to massachusetts where he was governor, president obama is actually leading by seven percentage points. so that's where the race stands right now in three of these battleground states. earlier this week we were tracking ohio where the president has a big lead, florida where he's got a slim lead, virginia where he seems to have a very slim lead. so this race still very much in play. they both released new ads this week, the presiden
Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
obama was asked about the recent disruption and the chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> how are you doing? >> god bless you, sir. >> thanks. >> reporter: bumps in the road also describe what's the romney campaign has been unable to avoid if recent weeks, costly distractions and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the  message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget -- nothing! except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture of dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: while vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida, the president was calling on congress to help homeowners, even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction, but we're not there. >> reporter: a point up for debate as the presidential candidates get ready for their first showdown on wednesday. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> and coming up next at 11:00, friends and family continue to speak out
Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
comes the music. president obama is returning to the bay area, this time it won't be your typical fund-raiser, it's a concert with the 49ers twist. performing for the president and his supporters will be musician john legend and michael franti. among the speakers will be 49ers quarterback alex smith. the fund-raiser is october 8th at bill graham civic auditorium. tickets range from $100 to $20,000 per person. >>> coming up, hackers demanding rans ransom. >> a screen flashed up with a warning that says you have no access to your server. >> the investigative unit exposes a fast spreading crime and what you should be looking out for. >>> a big victory for gay rights activists. how a change in policy is changing immigration. >>> get ready. a little bit warmer as we heads throughout saturday, with low to mid # 0s inland. then through surprised and monday, extensive heat watch in place. we're going to detail all of these temperatures in the seven-day forecast coming up. >>> a mea culpa from apple. many people say apple's new map technology is lost. tim cook says the company is extremely sorr
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> romney and obama trying to l lower expectations ahead of the first presidential debate. >> he's a debater. i'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his failed marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s.
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